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PICT holds monthly rituals on the Saturday evening closest to the Full Moon, starting at 7:00pm.

Our mission is to create a place for Unitarian Universalist Pagans to practice our spirituality in community, and for those who are interested in Paganism and Unitarian Unviersalism to learn and worship with us.

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You Are Invited to the Pagan Interest Circle’s BLUE Moon VIRTUAL Ritual on ZOOM. Join us at 7:00 pm Saturday August 26.

To attend, request the link from Christine Patch-Lindsay, no later than 3:00 pm Saturday, the day of the ritual at

August 31st is a Super BLUE Moon and Blue is the Color of the Oceans.

A Super Full Moon is a full moon that appears larger and brighter in the night sky when the full moon coincides with its closest distance (perigee) from the Earth. A Blue Moon is the second full moon that falls in a calendar month, or an older definition, the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. A Super Blue Moon occurs only once every ten or more years.

It’s been a summer of Super Full Moons, so now let’s “harvest” this energy for ourselves and our upcoming ritual!

Now is the height of the harvest season and the Wheel of the Year turns towards the Fall quarter of the Year. It’s the Direction of West and the Element of Water is ascendant. 

We live on a Water planet. The rains, rivers, lakes, oceans and glaciers are changing in response to climate change.

Our ritual will center on the Ocean. We’ll work with the energies of the rare Super Blue Moon and the Element of Water. We’ll learn the chant to the Sea Goddess Yemaya and call on her assistance to protect our oceans. We’ll meditate on the ocean waves and listen to Yemaya’s wisdom. She teaches us to appreciate the flow of our emotions and to praise, no matter what our gender, our own divine feminine essence. We’ll discover how the Ocean inspires us.

From our CUUPS liaison: Visit the Facebook page “Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans-CUUPS” HERE. Enjoy photos and videos from the just-ended World Parliament of Religions—art, music, and also a photo from a Croning ceremony!

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For over 20 years the Pagan Interest Circle (PICT) of the First Unitarian  Universalist Church Society of San Francisco, a Chapter organization of  CUUPS, has been meeting for monthly Full Moon Rituals on the Saturday evening closest to the Full Moon, and for the solar pagan holidays of Winter Solstice and  Beltane. We are an open circle dedicated to providing ritual space for all respectful families and individuals of any age. Our policy requires that our rituals are clean and sober, drugs, alcohol, fragrance and animal free. Individuals who rely on an animal companion are welcome but will need to secure their animal away from the the ritual room/space.

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New Ritual Calendar for 2022-2023

The following dates are confirmed for the Pagan Interest Circle's new Ritual Calendar. Rituals will be held in the Chapel of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St. at the corner of Geary Blvd. San Francisco CA 94109, unless otherwise notified. At this time we do not have volunteer ritual leaders confirmed for to continue virtual rituals on ZOOM. This could change: I encourage anyone who would like to lead a virtual ritual to step forward! The dates will be the same: just select from the following calendar. 

All dates are on Saturday evenings, 7:00 P.M.  - 9:00 P.M., except for April 30, 2023 which is a Sunday afternoon in the Courtyard.


January 7

February 4

March 4

April 8

April 30, Sunday Beltane Maypole Ritual in the Courtyard, 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

May 6

June 3

July 1

August 5

August 26  - Blue Moon Ritual

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As Chapter organization of CUUPS, we ask for annual $20 membership dues collected each October at Samhain. All our Rituals are open to all; membership not required. Only members are allowed to vote on issues that may come before the group.

To learn more about CUUPS,

check out the FaceBook page "Covenant of Unitarian  Universalist Pagans- CUUPS".
Or, go to and read the CUUPS blog,  Nature's Sacred Journey: Celebrating UU-Paganism & Earth-Centered Experience.

Have any questions?  

Or, if you no longer wish to receive PICT announcements,

please contact Christine Patch-Lindsay. 

or Text Message to set up a time to talk. 415-424-6964.  

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